Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[0]] The Great Escape (1963) [imdb]

This movie passed 0 of 3 tests. It was entered by Bryan on 2008-10-23 15:45:51.



Bryan said:
No women cast in the film, excluding non-auditory extras.
Message posted on 2008-10-23 15:45:51
liv said:
Not a sexist movie. To randomly add in redundant female characters would be insulting to the memory of those brave soldiers. It is historically accurate and, in this respect at least, trying to be accurate to what happened. Another shining example of how tick boxes are not wholly effective.
Message posted on 2014-10-12 01:20:09
redsoxu571 said:
As I've noted before, it is not an indictment of The Test that this film doesn't pass. The Test isn't meant to be universal, but rather an important metric for films that SHOULD pass it.

The Great Escape does not pass, and SHOULD not, because it involves a story that should not, could not, involve women. No problem here, move along!
Message posted on 2015-02-13 23:32:13

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